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If you’re a student who is interested in applying to TAG this year, then you should consider shadowing!

Our shadowing program allows prospective students to come out to TAG and shadow a current student through their school day. You’ll get to attend classes with them, go to lunch, and meet TAG students and teachers. After your shadowing visit, you’ll have a much clearer picture if TAG is where you want to attend for your high school career!

Shadowing will take place Monday through Thursday each week beginning on October 3rd and concluding December 15th.

You can set up a shadowing visit by calling our TAG office at 972-925-5970.

Get involved with extracurricular clubs and competitions at TAG and Townview!

You can find the list of all extracurricular clubs and meeting times available here:

TAG Extracurricular Meeting Schedule 2016-17

You can find a page of all Townview Magnet bus stops by clicking the following link: Townview Bus Routes.

If you have any transportation questions, please don’t hesitate to email principal Ben Mackey at

See you Monday!

Get all the schedules, calendars, and information about this upcoming school year at our Parent Resource page, found HERE.

Flight School is for all new students to TAG. It will be held at Townview Magnet Center 9am- 3pm weekdays from Wednesday, August 3rd- Tuesday, August 9th. There are optional social activities from 3pm-5pm if you need to hang around a little while later.

Parents, the Welcome Dinner will be held in the Townview Commons on Monday, August 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Here is the updated link to sign up for Flight School:


TAG has been named the top high school in the nation for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report!

We are honored by this recognition and are proud that the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students and staff is recognized. We also enormous thanks to our fabulous parents and community members; without your constant support, TAG would not be what it is today.

Thank you to our superintendent Dr. Hinojosa and Dallas ISD, as well as our school board trustee Dr. Lew Blackburn, for your support!

Read more about U.S. News and World Report’s rankings HERE!

Online voting on whether or not to eliminate class rank will take place beginning on Tuesday, April 12 through Monday, April 18.

A letter will go home with students detailing the process on Tuesday, as well as an email and an all-call. If you would like more information, you can look at the two documents linked below which outline pros and cons of the ranking/unranking process.

Class Rank – TAG SBDM Discussion Powerpoint

Class Rank Information – PDF

If you would like more information in person and were not able to attend this morning’s Parent Information Session, please come join us next Thursday, April 14 at 6:00pm in Room 313 at Townview.

As you may know, class rank is a hot topic and has been widely discussed at TAG for the past couple years. We finally have been afforded the option of holding a vote to determine whether or not to continue ranking all of our students or eliminate class ranking with the exception of those in the top 10%.

Our SBDM Committee and Class Rank Exploratory committee met in February to discuss the pros and cons of unranking TAG students. All of the information about the policy can be found at the link HERE.

This Friday morning at 8:30am during the PTSA Coffee, we will be holding a meeting to discuss the rank policy and answer any questions about it before it all goes to a vote at the end of April.

If you have any questions at all or would like to attend a parent meeting at a different time, please reach out to Principal Mackey directly at

Online magnet school applications are now open! To apply to TAG, fill out the magnet school application located here.

After filling out the online application, make sure to bring your project, project explanation, 7th and 8th grade grades, test scores, and proof of residency to our office before Friday, January 29. For more details, check out our TAG application packet or call our office at 972-925-5970.


Tue 04

TAG PTSA Board Meeting

October 4 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon 10

Parent Teacher Conference Night

October 10 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 14

Parent Coffee at TAG!

October 14 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Wed 19

PSAT: Grades 9 – 11

October 19 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 21

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America